2014 JAC Awards WINNERS

Congratulations to the 2014 JAC Award Winners!
Fundraising totals will be announced soon…THANK YOU to everyone who attended and voted for your favorites!

JUDGED CATEGORIES

ROOTS AWARD –  Callie Schouten 
sponsored by Huff Corp

EMERGING STAR – Chandler Cook
sponsored by Lamar Advertising

FINE ARTS EDUCATOR – Amy Cossette (Craig High School)
sponsored by Mercy Health System

PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATOR – Adrian Farris (Monroe Elementary)
sponsored by BMO Health System

PEOPLE’S CHOICE CATEGORIES
Guests voted with their dollars and the JAC Award was given to the nominee who raised the most money.

ACTOR – Dave Bitter (Fagin, Oliver)
sponsored by Janesville Community Radio

ACTRESS – Chandler Cook (Fantine, Les Miserables)
sponsored by UAA

LIVE BAND – Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra
sponsored by Theresa Carroll

PHOTOGRAPHER – Mary Richards
sponsored by Basics Food Cooperative

SOLO PERFORMER – Tyler Kerbel
sponsored by Knapton Musik Knotes

DENNIS VECHINSKY AWARD FOR THEATRE PRODUCTION – Les Miserables (SDJ, Jim Tropp)
sponsored by John Feeney

CREATIVE WRITER – Jamie Swenson (BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!)
sponsored by Hedberg Public Library

CULINARY ARTIST – Luke’s Deli
sponsored by The Little Bean

DANCE GROUP – First Position Dance Studio
sponsored by 5678 Dance Studio

FINE ARTIST – Adam Zellmer
sponsored by Raven’s Wish

ORIGINAL FILM –  Take it From Me (Drywater Productions)
sponsored by Pinky’s Boutique

ORIGINAL SONG – Uncomplicated Love (Teresa Nguyen)
sponsored by Voigt Music

2014 JAC Award NOMINEES

We are proud to announced the nominees for the 2014 Janesville Area Creativity (JAC) Awards. The JAC Awards are in their fourth year and are the UAA’s largest fundraiser. Money raised at the JAC Awards is used to provide scholarships for local traditional and non-traditional students.

There are two categories of awards: Judged and People’s Choice. Judged awards will be determined prior to the show by a panel of local experts. The People’s Choice winners will be chosen at the event by guests who vote with their dollars.

The awards for Outstanding Achievement in the following categories are:

JUDGED CATEGORIES

ROOTS AWARD – sponsored by Huff Corp
The Roots Award honors artists, performers, etc. who are from the Janesville area but have moved away and made a name for themselves in their chosen industry.
• Callie Schouten
• Don Zolidas
• Alex and Nathan Burkart

EMERGING STAR – sponsored by Lamar Advertising
Emerging Star nominees are 18 years or younger who have risen to the top of their artform and are bound for great things.
• Chandler Cook
• Kelcie Baior
• Ross Sroda
• Jessica Minter

FINE ARTS EDUCATOR – sponsored by Mercy Health System
• Karen Smerlinski (Kennedy School)
• Maryanne Messier (Monroe Elementary)
• Cindy Ward (Jackson Elementary)
• Amy Cossette (Craig High School)

PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATOR – sponsored by BMO Health System
• Zac Curtis (UW Rock County)
• Sarah Baior (First Position Dance Studio)
• Adrian Farris (Monroe Elementary)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE CATEGORIES
Winners will be announced during the second half of the show. Guests will vote with their dollars and the JAC Award will be given to the nominee who raises the most money.

ACTOR
• Dave Bitter (Fagin, Oliver)
• Ryan Rammelt (Title Role, Jekyll & Hyde)
• Nate Traynor (Donkey, Shrek)

ACTRESS
• Chandler Cook (Fantine, Les Miserables)
• Michelle Dennis (Nancy, Oliver)
• DeShawn Christiansen (Lucy, Jekyll & Hyde)

LIVE BAND
• Kind of a Big Deal
• Rainbow Bridge
• Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra

PHOTOGRAPHER
• Tom Purdy
• Jessica Gutzman
• Mary Richards

SOLO PERFORMER – sponsored by Knapton Musik Knotes
• Yuri Rashkin
• Chris Kohn
• Tyler Kerbel

DENNIS VECHINSKY AWARD FOR THEATRE PRODUCTION
• On a Turtle’s Back (UW-Rock County, Zac Curtis)
• Les Miserables (SDJ, Jim Tropp)
• Speed the Plow (Stage One)

CREATIVE WRITER – sponsored by Hedberg Public Library
• Jim Lyke
• Jamie Swenson (BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!)
• Dave McKay

CULINARY ARTIST
• Luke’s Deli
• Lorianna’s Sweetlife Bakery
• Bridgett’s Family Bakery
• Best Events

DANCE GROUP – sponsored by 5678 Dance Studio
• First Position Dance Studio
• Craig Spotlighters

FINE ARTIST – sponsored by Raven’s Wish
• Adam Zellmer
• Allegrea Rosenberg
• Jack Zellner

ORIGINAL FILM
• Milk Man (Drywater Productions)
• Take it From Me (Drywater Productions)
• Preeminent Woman (North Grant Productions)
• Shooting the Pod (Local Vision)

ORIGINAL SONG
• Just Turn Around (Mitch Kopnick)
• Uncomplicated Love (Teresa Nguyen)
• Breathing with My Soul (Daniel Monson-Bergum)

2013 JAC Awards – WINNERS

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of this year’s JAC Awards. And a special thank you to all the fabulous performers!

JUDGED:

Roots Award – Ben & Josh Calhoun
sponsored by HufCor

Emerging Star – Tyler Kerbel
sponsored by Lamar Advertising

Fine Artist – Jim Richter
sponsored by Raven’s Wish

Photographer – Jessica Gutzman
sponsored by JR Media

Creative Writer – Jim Lyke
sponsored by Hedberg Public Library
Music Educator – Lynne Meding
sponsored by Voigt Music

Art Educator – Gee Gee Janene
sponsored by Aryll Dynamic Design

Hair Designer – Abby McGuire
sponsored by Academy of Cosmetology

Actor – Jacob Schmidt (Miss Saigon – PHS)
sponsored by Jax Graphix

Actress -Jasmine Bianes (Miss Saigon – PHS)
sponsored by Discover Janesville

Theatre Production – Miss Saigon (Parker HS)
sponsored by Mercy Health System


Original Film – Tripping with the Planketts by Drywater Productions
sponsored by Local Vision TV

Original Song – For You Today by Evan Riley
sponsored by Theresa Carol

Solo Performer – Teryn Bordwell
sponsored by Knapton Music
Live Band – Jazzguise
sponsored by The Exclusive Co.

Dance Group – Dance Attitudes
sponsored by First Position

Culinary Artist – Italian House
sponsored by Basics

 

Get Your JAC Tickets Now at JPAC

Tickets $8 on sale now at the Janesville Performing Arts Center Box Office.

Live performances by
First Position Dance Studio | Dance Attitudes | Chris Kohn
Teresa Nguyen | Teryn Bordwell | Tyler Kerbel | Jacob Schmidt
Chandler Cook | Taytum Adkins | Jasmine Bianes

Culinary Samplings from
Italian House | Best Events | Elsberry’s Edibles
Dawn Logterman | Saved by Grace Cakes

And a special performance by the Craig HS Jazz Band!

 

Check out the JAC Nominated Films and Songs!

Three original films and three original songs have made it to the finals for a 2013 JAC award! We want YOU to listen, watch, then come to the show and VOTE for your favorites.
Enjoy these incredibly creative works by some incredibly talented individuals.

Original Film

Tripping with the Planketts by Drywater Productions

Nasty Lalo by Unknown Productionz

The Extraction by Drywater Productions

Original Song

Greg Winkler’s “Who You Are”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ctr24HKb8Uw

Evan Riley’s “For You Today”
http://www.evanrileymusic.com/home.cfm

Mitch Kopnick’s “Under the Canopy”
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=135766